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1957 Mar. 10 – 1957 Mar. 10

Halpern, Joel Martin

Etnographic notes on bouns

Laos - Helped by his translator, Aram Udol, Joel M. Halpern notes the prices of foods at the market, the salaries of various types of Laotian workers, and a description of the finances of a 'boun', or festival, at the local 'wat'.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 19

Halpern, Joel Martin

Interview with a Thai Lu prisoner

Laos - These field notes were included in letters from Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. These are notes from Halpern's translator, Aram Udol, having interviewed a Thai Lu prisoner jailed in Luang Prabang for trading in opium. During the day, the prisoners are allowed to go out of the jail in order to work. ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 27

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents. This letter is after the wedding of the Laotian Princess Savivanh and much of the wedding describes that event.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Feb. 17

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. and Barbara Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern describing their time in Laos. This letter describes the difficulty in finding suitable help to hire and some of the unskilled workers and house staff the Halperns did hire. The letter also describes some meetings with local dignitaries and other members of the USOM staff. The letter also describes some of the ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 Feb. 27 – 1954 Feb. 28

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter begins with a description of the changing weather, sunny days and melting snow and then describes the rituals of honoring the dead and feasting at the graveyard. The letter then transitions to field notes on the following topics; cooperative work, standard idioms and clichés for greeting, Mother's Day and Father's Day, plows, members of the 150th anniversary committee, member... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Sept. 4

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents during their time in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter discusses the problems of U.S. government employees overseas, particularly with regard to American aid, and community development. He also discusses personal items, such as goods to be sent on his behalf, food, gifts, and the weather.

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 May 9

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern to his parents during their time in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This letter describes a trip from taken in late April and early May 1957 by the Halperns up the Mekong River to visit a number of villages and see USOM funded teachers with the Inspector of Education in Luang Prabang. This letter describes various... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1954 Mar. 31 –

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Serbia - This letter gives more details about the visit to Banja Luka in Bosnia and visiting a modern apartment building. Again in Zagreb, they stayed with R.S.'s niece and her family who told stories of their time during the war. They also met an artist, took a bus trip through breathtaking mountain scenery and ended up in Jajce, where they again saw a market. Details of things being sold follows ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Aug. 13

Halpern, Joel Martin

Essay by a school teacher

Laos - This essay was collected as part of the field notes, translated by Aram Udol, and sent in letters from Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. This essay is from a 20 year-old teacher who teaches in a small mountain village not far from Luang Prabang. His students come from two or three differen... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1957 Apr. 5

Halpern, Joel Martin

Letter from Joel M. Halpern to Nettie and Carl Halpern

Laos - Single page letter from Joel and Barbara Halpern answering questions posed to them by family about their time and work in Laos. The letter begins with Joel explaining some things that he has asked his parents to pay for and some things he has asked to have sent to people overseas.

Joel M. Halpern Papers